What does career mean?

Definitions for career
kəˈrɪərca·reer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word career.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocationnoun

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. career, life historyverb

    the general progression of your working or professional life

    "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"

  3. careerverb

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Wiktionary

  1. careernoun

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  2. careernoun

    An individual's work and life roles over their lifespan.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  3. careernoun

    speed

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  4. careernoun

    A jouster's path during a joust.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  5. careernoun

    A short gallop of a horse.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  6. careerverb

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Careernoun

    a race course: the ground run over

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  2. Careernoun

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  3. Careernoun

    general course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  4. Careernoun

    the flight of a hawk

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  5. Careerverb

    to move or run rapidly

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

Freebase

  1. Career

    Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    ka-rēr′, n. a racecourse: a race: course of action: manner of life; v.i. to gallop: to move or run rapidly. [Fr. carrière, a racecourse. See Car.]

Editors Contribution

  1. career

    A specific form of employment.

    Her career was very exciting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484

How to pronounce career?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of career in a Sentence

  1. Cheryl Hyman:

    We've refocused from being an institution that was solely focused on access, to an institution that couples access with success, we have quantifiable, measurable goals to help students complete programs and move on to more school or a career.

  2. Joe Manchin:

    Throughout Judge Gorsuch’s career, he has come to his legal rulings objectively, through the letter of the law rather than through his own opinion, i hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court Justice.

  3. Bill Cosby:

    There's not a lot of landing strip, the other alternative is to call it a career and put up the going out of business sign.

  4. Cheryl Ladd:

    The role was life-changing for sure, it gave me a 40-year career, so I have nothing but fond memories.

  5. Jalen Watts-Jackson:

    My goal is to overall be successful in something I love doing every day, and I feel like the Air Force would give me an opportunity to get a good career going for myself.

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